Self-awareness is imperative for most everything in life.
“If you spend too much time learning the ‘tricks’ of the trade, you may not learn the trade.” — John Wooden
You don’t go into something to test the waters; you go into it to make waves. Wholeheartedly commit to your Plan A, trust your survival instincts when the going gets tough, and surround yourself with people who already achieved what you feel you deserve.
If you’re unhappy with where you are, move. You’re not a tree. (Can’t move because of a job? Learn how to use the Internet to work remotely or make money otherwise. It’s not that easy, but it’s not that hard.)
Be proactive, so you’re prepared when the time comes. Never stop learning. Become a student again. “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” — Buddha
Divide and conquer.
When children learn how to walk and fall down hundreds of times, they never think to themselves, “Maybe this isn’t for me.” Better an oops than a what if. Every strike brings you closer to the next home run.
You don’t need to have it all figured out to move forward. The right time is the time you decide to make it right.
If it makes you happy, do it. If it doesn’t, then don’t.
“Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.” — Sheryl Erixson
On particularly rough days, when you’re not sure if you can endure, remind yourself that your track record for getting through bad days is 100 percent, and that’s pretty good.
Nothing is as bad as it seems. Explore stoicism if you haven’t already.
Force yourself out of your comfort zone. It’s difficult to do — no doubt — but you’ll thank yourself later.
Embrace the bumpy road, but wear your seatbelt.
The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried. Learn to love to fail.
Start with the why and the what, and then focus on the how.
“Without a goal, you can’t score.” — Casey Neistat
(Google “SMART goals” if you’re not familiar with this acronym.)
Take your daily dose. Things can always be worse (and often are for millions of others). “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson
Life takes time. Trust the process.
Treat time as your number-one asset, and eliminate anything and anyone who wastes it.
Buy a book. Take an online course. Enroll in a class or workshop. Subscribe to a publication. Sign up for a membership. Join a group.
“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” — Woody Allen
“The answer is yes, if this is what you choose. There’s no ‘can’ and ‘cannot.’ It’s all about choices.” — Nour Tohme
“The person who fails the most, wins.” — Seth Godin
You cannot start something without stopping something.
Yesterday, I really wanted a haircut. Today, I got a haircut. That wasn’t so hard, was it?
Because you deserve this.
Originally published at medium.com